Emergency Management

  • About Emergency Management
  • Emergency Plans
  • LEPC Information
  • Forms
  • Useful Links
  • Weather Alerts Signup
  • Contact Us

  • About Emergency Management
  • To provide a 24-hour operation to reduce the loss of life and property and to protect the environment. The highest priority is to protect Thomas County residents from all hazards by providing and coordinating resources, expertise, leadership and advocacy through a comprehensive, risk-based emergency preparedness program of mitigation, management, response and recovery.




  • Emergency Plans

    The purpose of the Thomas County Emergency Operations Plan is to establish a framework for government, non-profit organizations and residents to address prevention, preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation of the effects of emergencies and disasters.

    Thomas County EOP

    Signed EOP Promulgation

  • LEPC Information

A Local Emergency Planning Committee or LEPC, is a partnership between citizens, local government and industry to enhance hazardous materials preparedness. LEPCs are mandated organizations that consist of emergency responders, industry, government, education, media, and community groups.LEPCs were established to carry out the requirements of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (or EPCRA, also known as the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), Title III) and related regulations for emergency response planning. EPCRA helps to provide notification and access to information on chemicals at individual facilities, their uses, and releases into the environment.

Community Right-To-Know

The Thomas County Emergency Management Agency is the local Community Right-to-Know resource for hazardous material information. Anyone desiring information concerning LEPC meetings, SARA Title lll hazardous materials planning which is included in the Thomas County Emergency Operations Plan, materials safety data sheets (MSDS), and hazardous chemical inventory forms listing extremely hazardous substances manufactured, stored, or used within Thomas County can be obtained during normal business hours by contacting Thomas County Emergency Management at 785-460-4516.


Click Here for LEPC Agendas and Minutes.

    • Useful Links

Social Media:

Thomas County Emergency Management: https://www.facebook.com/thcoks/

Local Emergency Planning Committee: https://www.facebook.com/LocalEmergencyPlanningCommittee/

Thomas County CERT: https://www.facebook.com/groups/440186186187368/

US National Weather Service Goodland: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGoodland/

Federal Agencies:

Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/

FEMA Training Website: https://training.fema.gov/

Ready.gov: https://www.ready.gov/

National Weather Service Goodland: https://www.weather.gov/gld/

Storm Prediction Center Norman: https://www.spc.noaa.gov/

Center for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/

State Agencies:

Kansas Division of Emergency Management:  http://www.kansastag.gov/kdem_default.asp

Kansas Department of Health: http://www.kdheks.gov/

Kansas Association Counties: http://www.kansascounties.org/

Kansas Road Conditions: http://www.kandrive.org/kandrive

Colorado Road Conditions: http://www.cotrip.org/home.htm

Nebraska Road Conditions: http://www.511.nebraska.gov/

Oklahoma Road Conditions: http://ok.maps.arcgis.com/apps/Viewer/index.html?appid=023e821ebf7b4acd999ccfd58d92c3da

Missouri Road Conditions: http://traveler.modot.org/map/index.html

Non-Profit Agencies:

American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org

Salvation Army: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

Amateur Radio Relay League: http://www.arrl.org/


  • Weather Alerts Signup
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  • Contact Us

  • David Becker / Director
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    Phone: (785) 460-4516
    Fax: (785) 460-4518
    1255 S. Country Club Dr.
    Colby, Kansas 67701

    Thomas County, Kansas

    "Thomas County - Agricultural, educational, cultural and service center of Northwest Kansas!  We invite you to become a part of our progressive community!"

    Mike Baughn - County Commissioner 

    Contact Us

     info (@) thomascountyks.gov
     (785) 460-4500
     (785) 460-4503
     300 North Court, Colby, Kansas 67701

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